>Cory-Round and dynamic, epiphany – the world around is not like Zeypher, mannerisms – tries to be brave, has moments that he doesn’t know what to do, keeps his promises, relationships – has four close friends.
”I don’t want you to tell anyone about Miss Grace or that house,” my father went on. “I want you to forget you were there, and what you saw and heard. Can you do that?”
“Why?” I had to ask.
“Because Miss Grace might be a lot different than you, me, or your mother, and she might be touch and mean and her line of work might not be a preacher’s dream, but she’s a good lady. I just don’t want talk getting’ stirred up. The less said about Miss Grace and that house, the better. Do you see?”
“I guess I do.”
“Good.” He flexed his fingers on the steering wheel. The subject was closed.
I was true to my word. (22) (Mannerisms)
In the novel Cory shows immense loyalty to several characters. After Tom’s attempt in the beginning of the book, to save a man from sinking into Saxon’s Lake, they visited the house of Miss Grace to use the phone and call the sheriff about the incident. When leaving, Tom requests that Cory not speak about being at Miss Grace’s house to anyone, and Cory, holding much loyalty to his father, indeed keeps this promise and does not speak of the subject.
And I saw a figure standing in the woods across the road.
Just standing there, wearing a long dark coat. Its folds moved with the wind. Maybe I’d felt the eyes of whoever was watching me as I’d watched my father swim to the sinking car. I shivered a little, none cold, and then I blinked a couple of times and where the figure had been was just windswept woods again. (17)
I was about to open my mouth to tell him about the figure I’d seen in the woods when a black and white Ford with a bubble light on top and the town seal of Zephyr on the driver’s door rounded the corner and slowed to a stop near the milk truck. (23) (Mannerisms)
For his age Cory shows much bravery, strength, and...